Week #20, April 9-15
S Ran 3.32
Great day for running but legs felt very tired. I surprised myself and ran a “fast” mile of 11:53. Must remember to run S-L-O-W-E-R now that I am so close to my marathon.
I almost skipped my run on Wednesday because I was tired. I haven’t been sleeping well. I woke up very early on Monday and Tuesday and after work what I really wanted to do was nap. 🙂 It was 60 degrees outside and I know I’ve been complaining a lot about the weather so it was the perfect day to be out, right? I wore shorts and compression socks. Luckily I also wore a long sleeve top because once outside I was COLD. Very weird. It was 52 degrees when I was done.
My workout was interesting (15 minutes warm up, 4×800 @5:20/rep with 400m recovery, 4×400 @2:20/rep with 200m recovery, and 10 minute cooldown. Each interval was done faster than expected and that made me very happy!
Thursday had pretty decent weather and I couldn’t wait to run in shorts! However, it felt chilly on my run (like on Wednesday) and am glad I wore a long sleeve top.
The weekend was all about crappy weather. Wind and rain. I went back and forth with debating on doing my long run (40 minutes warm up, 3×10 minutes @10:43 with 400m recovery, 2×5 minutes @10:01 with 400m recovery, and 30 minutes cool down) on Saturday or Sunday. By the time I finally decided to do it on Saturday, I realized that it was going to take me over 2 hours to finish and I wouldn’t be back in time to shower and meet my family for lunch. I told myself that depending on how I felt after lunch and the weather conditions, I might still do my long run on Saturday.
Lunch was fun. We went to a Mexican restaurant. The food was OK but it was great hanging out with the family. After lunch I went home and took a nap. 🙂 I felt much better after my nap I went out for an easy run (40 minutes). It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be and regretted not doing my long run instead. I even managed to finish each mile at the same pace – that has never happened!!
I wanted to cry Sunday morning. As much as I tried to motivate myself, I just couldn’t do it. I skipped my run. Did I feel guilty? Yes. I sent a message to my coach and she said I could do it on Monday. The problem is that we are expecting snow. So we’ll see if I run on Monday. Sigh, really over this weather. But I guess I shouldn’t really complain since the weather conditions for the Boston Marathon as expected to be worse.
Total mileage for the week: 17.02
Total mileage for this training cycle: 432.04
Total mileage for the year: 353.21
Here’s how training has gone so far:
• Week 1
• Week 2
• Week 3
• Week 4
• Week 5
• Week 6
• Week 7
• Week 8
• Week 9
• Week 10
• Week 11
• Week 12
• Week 13
• Week 14
• Week 15
• Week 16
• Week 17
• Week 18
• Week 19